We are feeling quite dotty this week, so it’s only fitting we share this awesome polka dot dress, by Dom of our Melbourne store!
We love the beautiful drape of the skirt, and can see this piece transitioning with ease from day to night which is a massive bonus in our books. Fabric & pattern details below for sewing up your own version at home:

PATTERN: The pattern used for this dress was an original, designed by Dom herself. For a similar look we suggest Papercut Pattern’s rad new ‘Clover Dress’ which is due to land at our Australasian stores next week!
Los Angeles customers - the pattern wont arrive in-store for a month or so, click here to purchase online via Papercut’s website. 

FABRIC: The fabric used to create this look is from last season and is now sold out. See below for details & availability of our fabric picks:

1/ Navy Spot Silk Crepe Georgette
Availability - Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Los Angeles
2/ Gold & Cream Spot Silk/Lurex
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne
3/ Gold & Black Spot Silk/Lurex
Availability- Auckland/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne
4/ Navy Splatter Spot Cotton
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Sydney/Melbourne
2/ Navy Printed Seersucker Silk Satin
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Los Angeles

OUR STORES: For general fabric enquiries, or to order a sample of any of the fabrics featured on this post, click the links below and place an enquiry with your closest store!

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SPECIAL THANKS: To Dominique of our Melbourne store, for letting us share her awesome creation XX

We are dreaming of Spring here in chilly little Australasia, so have sewn up the ‘Free Spirit Kimono’ by Patterns ‘N Pins ready for the sunny season! We LOVE this pattern, and we thought it was the perfect fit for our new season apricot & peach printed silk twill.

PATTERN: Patterns ‘N Pins ‘Free Spirit Kimono’ can be purchased here as a PDF to print at home. Easy!

FABRIC: The fabric used to create this look is part of our new season collection, available now at select stores worldwide:

1/ Lavender/Soft Aqua Printed Silk Twill
Availability - Auckland/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne/Los Angeles
2/ Soft Peach/Apricot Printed Silk Twill
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne

OUR STORES: For general fabric enquiries, or to order a sample of any of the fabrics featured on this post, click the links below and place an enquiry with your closest store!

New Zealand | Australia | U.S.A.

SPECIAL THANKS: To Gen of our Brisbane store, who sewed this up for the post XX

This week we are in LOVE with Papercut Pattern’s Rigel Bomber! This super easy and wonderfully trans-seasonal jacket can be sewn up in a light silk for summer, or wool (Letterman style) for the winter months.

PATTERN: Papercut Pattern’s ‘Rigel Bomber’ is available NOW at all of our stores worldwide. Hurrah! If you don’t live locally to any of our stores, click here to buy online on the Papercut website. 

FABRIC: The fabric used to create this look is now sold out, however here are the details & availability for our project fabric picks:

1/ Silk/Cotton/Lurex Paisley Brocade
Availability - Auckland/Los Angeles
2/ Silk/Lurex Gold Spot Brocade
Availability- Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne
3/ Baroque Silk/Viscose Ikat
Availability- Auckland/Sydney/Brisbane

OUR STORES: For general fabric enquiries, or to order a sample of any of the fabrics featured on this post, click the links below and place an enquiry with your closest store!

New Zealand | Australia | U.S.A.

SPECIAL THANKS: To Dom of our Melbourne store, who sewed this little beauty up for us XXX 

We are super inspired this week by co-ords, and had to share this fab 70’s inspired outfit designed and made by Kama of our Auckland store.

FABRIC: The fabric used to create this look is now sold out, however here are the details & availability for our project fabric picks:

1/ Chocolate Spot Silk/Cotton Blend
Availability - Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Brisbane/Melbourne/LA
2/ Paisley Print Linen
Availability- Auckland/Dunedin/Brisbane/Melbourne/LA
3/ Geometric Print Linen
Availability- All Stores
4/ Abstract Print Coated Cotton
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne

PATTERN: The patterns used for this look were originals drafted by Kama herself. Click here for an awesome post by Ada Spragg, who has pieced together cute co-ords using patterns from a range of boutique pattern designers! She has included links to their websites so you can buy online.

OUR STORES: For general fabric enquiries, or to order a sample of any of the fabrics featured on this post, click the links below and place an enquiry with your closest store!


New Zealand | Australia | U.S.A.

Happy Sewing XX

Ruven Afandor for Town & Country 2012 Nicole Bentley for Vogue Australia 'Viva La Revolucion' 2011 Nicole Bentley for Vogue Australia 'Viva La Revolucion' 2011

The beautiful printed linen used to make this Vogue 8805 dress is still available in yellow and blue colour-ways at the following branches:

Yellow - Wellington/Auckland/Los Angeles
Blue - Brisbane/Sydney/Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Los Angeles

To order a sample, or enquire about similar options contact your closest store by following the country links below!

New Zealand | Australia | Los Angeles

Pattern Note: The pattern used for this dress is Vogue 8805, available now at all of our stores except Dunedin. The pattern was altered slightly to include the front split. The trim was a personal detail added by Gen.

Georgia O'Keeffe 'Two Pink Shells' 1937 Georgia O'Keeffe 'Flower Abstraction' 1924 Jean Shrimpton by David Bailey for British Vogue 1964

This gorgeous 60’s inspired dress was made using one of our beautiful ikat weave silk blends!
Although this particular fabric is now only available at our Auckland store, we have loads of other amazing ikats in a range of styles and colours available now at all of our stores worldwide.

To enquire about our range or order samples, click on the links below and contact your local store:

New Zealand | Australia | Los Angeles

Katelyn created this masterpiece for fashion school, so the pattern used in an original which she designed herself. Chat to our lovely staff out similar options. 

Laura Niubo 'Sacred Geometry' Wassily Kandinsky ' Exercise For Colour Theory'

This super cool geometric print crepe de chine is still available at our Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland & Wellington stores. Contact your closest store to request a sample or place a mail order!

New Zealand | Australia | Los Angeles

We stock Papercut Pattern’s ‘Meissa Blouse’ at all of our branches worldwide! If you don’t live local to any of our stores, your can purchase it online at papercutpatterns.com

A big thanks to Katelyn of our Auckland store who sewed this lil’ beauty up for us XXX

TIME TO GET SEWING - Entries close  25th of July and the winners will be announced on the 31st of July on instagram & right here on the blog!

BUY THE PATTERN - The ‘Anima Pant’ pattern is available NOW at all of our New Zealand stores, and is due to land at our Australian branches Thursday the 12th of June!
Los Angeles stock isnt due for a few weeks, but panic not! You can buy it online at papercutpatterns.com

FABRIC - Visit us in-store and browse our glorious shelves for the perfect Anima Pant fabric! If you don’t live local to one of our stores, contact us to request fabric samples or place a mail order. 

New Zealand | Australia | Los Angeles

Helmut Lang FW2014 Helmut Lang FW2014 Helmut Lang FW2014

This beautiful soft & warm angora blend coating is still available at our Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin & Melbourne Stores! To request a sample, or enquire about similar options contact your local branch.

New Zealand | Australia | Los Angeles

The pattern used was an original drafted by Grace. We suggest a simple dartless tunic, or loose fitting t-shirt pattern to achieve the same look x

Paco Rabanne 2014 by Raul Higuera Paco Rabanne 2014 by Raul Higuera

Papercut Pattern’s ‘Sigma Dress’ is available NOW at all stores worldwide! And although this particular brocade is now sold out, our stores have plenty of other amazing metallic weave fabrics, perfect for whipping up something similar.

New Zealand | Australia | Los Angeles

If you don’t live local to any of our stores you can visit Papercut Pattern’s website for more information on stockists and purchasing this pattern online.